Mary Kate Holman is a PhD candidate and Senior Teaching Fellow in Fordham University's Department of Theology. She also holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MTS from Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. Her research areas include ecclesiology, feminist theology, and the history of the nouvelle théologie. She is currently completing a dissertation on the notion of “the signs of the times” in the life and thought of Marie-Dominique Chenu, the French Dominican theologian, historian, and social activist. She feels lucky that her work occasionally brings her to Chenu’s archives in Paris.
At Fordham, Mary Kate teaches the undergraduate courses Faith and Critical Reason and Church in Controversy. Her reflections on justice-oriented pedagogy and Catholic identity have recently been published in Commonweal and Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education.